Pakistani Taliban will be watching keenly when Parliament begins on Tuesday a long overdue review of the country’s war on terror cooperation with the United States and may announce a ceasefire if the outcome is of their liking.
“We are interested to know what political leaders decide… if they come up with a clear stance against drone attacks and supplies for Americans in Afghanistan we can end our war,” said a top militant commander on Monday.
“We want Pakistan not to allow Nato and the US to its soil for their supplies. We expect political parties take a firm step on it,” said the commander, who is close to Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan deputy chief Waliur Rehman Mehsud.
The TTP also wants the government to announce a complete departure from the policy of supporting global campaign against terrorism, release of their detained commanders and withdrawal of the military from the tribal belt.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 20th, 2012.
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